Polish Smog Alert was recognised by Prince William himself. The project is among three finalists for the Earthshot Prize Awards in the "Clean Our Air" category.
The Earthshot Prize was established by Prince William in 2020. It aims to promote effective solutions for major environmental problems, including air pollution.
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The jury includes Prince William, Sir David Attenborough, Christiana Figueres, Cate Blanchett, Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan. This year Polish Smog Alert (Polski Alarm Smogowy) made it to the group of finalists.
Polish Smog Alert nominated for the Earthshot Prize Awards
The Earthshot Prize is awarded in five categories:
- Clean Our Air,
- Fix Our Climate,
- Protect and Restore Nature,
- Revive Our Oceans,
- Build a Waste-free World.
For this year's Earthshot Prize Awards, more than a thousand companies, organisations and local authorities applied for nomination. Three finalists were selected from among all the entries. One of them is Polish Smog Alert.
"Prince William has nominated us for the prestigious @EarthshotPrize! We are among the finalists in the ‘Clean Our Air’ category, as one of the world's most effective social campaigns! A credit to the daily work of hundreds of male and female activists across the country!" reads the X (formerly Twitter) profile of the Polish Smog Alert.
Polish Smog Alert is an anti-smog movement that brings together 50 local initiatives. As we read on rmf24.pl, it was nominated for the award for its clean air activities in Poland, which have been recognised as one of the world's most effective environmental campaigns. Among the reforms that Polski Alarm Smogowy is fighting for are:
- coal quality standards,
- anti-smog laws,
- financial support programmes for the modernisation of heat sources and thermal modernisation of homes,
- a ban on the sale of the most polluting heating appliances.
The awards ceremony will be held in Singapore on 7 November 2023. Five of the 15 finalists will receive the sum of £1 million to carry out further initiatives.